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    St. Petersburg man killed in shooting

    By RON MATUS, Times Staff Writer
    © St. Petersburg Times
    published July 21, 2002

    TAMPA -- One St. Petersburg man was killed and another critically injured during a Saturday morning shooting at a downtown Tampa club.

    Terry Rollins, 29, of 2140 62nd Terrace S, died at Tampa General Hospital. Tyrone Shivers, 33, of 2748 55th Terrace S, was in critical condition late Saturday.

    Police are still looking for the man who pulled the trigger.

    The shootings apparently followed an argument about 3 a.m. between two groups at Club XS, police said. They walked to the parking lot in the rear, at 401 S Florida Ave., where one of the men pulled out a handgun and started shooting, police said.

    Rollins was shot several times, primarily in the torso, said Tampa Police Department spokeswoman Katie Hughes. Shivers was shot once in the chest.

    The shooter ran away.

    Club XS was closed Saturday and no one could be reached for comment. The shootings are the latest of several violent incidents that have occurred there in recent years.

    In July 2001, a 21-year-old Tampa man was shot and killed in the club's overflow parking lot. Another man approached him from behind, fired a handgun and fled in a car.

    In September 1998, a Tampa police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old Polk County man near the club. The man reportedly fired a gun at a car while leaving the club, then ignored police commands to drop his weapon.

    In February 1998, hundreds of teens fought in the street near the club after it closed.

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